Amanda Bynes Leaves Rehab, Plans to Study Fashion in College

Five months after being forced to seek treatment, the actress returns to her parents' home in Los Angeles and plans her next move

By Zach Johnson Dec 05, 2013 11:42 AMTags
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Amanda Bynes is home for the holidays.

The 27-year-old Hairspray actress has completed inpatient treatment and is currently "back home in the custody of her parents" in Los Angeles, Bynes family attorney Tamar Arminak tells E! News. "She is doing very well and reestablishing a close and loving relationship with her family."

"Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who's contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda's recovery," Arminak told People in a statement on Wednesday, Dec. 4. "She's feeling better every day."

"Despite the fact Amanda is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She's very happy to reestablish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared."

According to Arminak, Bynes is "now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design. She's mentioned before she's interested in creating a clothing line."

Bynes isn't exactly a novice in the world of fashion. After all, the All That star designed a collection for Steve & Barry called Dear in August 2007. (The partnership ended when the company went bankrupt.)

Two months before she was sent into treatment, Bynes told In Touch she was eager to get back into the apparel business. "I love Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's clothing line, Elizabeth and James, and I love how Justin Bieber dresses," she told the magazine in May 2013. "My line will be a mixture of sick styles, and it's going to be for everybody."

Bynes was placed on an involuntary 5150 psychiatric hold in July after she was seen standing near a gas can and a small fire on a household driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Per a judge's orders, she was sent into treatment and later moved to a rehabilitation facility in Malibu. According to Arminak, Bynes' mother will remain in indefinite control over the actress' well-being and finances as she recovers.

In late November, a judge reviewed Bynes' court-ordered medical evaluation and determined that the actress is capable of understanding the DUI charges she faces (stemming from an April 2012 incident in which she allegedly side-swiped a police cruiser). The She's the Man star's attorney, Rich Hutton, did not object to the judge's decision.

Bynes' next court date is set for Jan. 7, 2014, when both parties will reevaluate where she stands.

(Originally posted on Thurs., Dec. 5, at 3:42 a.m. PT.)